I finally got my sticky little paws on a sample size (15ml) of the iconic and much raved about Glamglow Youthmud Mask. I got my sample included in a Feel Unique beauty box (not a subscription box, but a specially designed box, one off payment from their website). I’ve wanted to try Glamglow for a ridiculously long time, but I objected to the £40 price tag for a full size! I don’t think I’ve ever spent that on a mask, especially not one I’m familiar with!
Ok so so what’s with all they hype? Well this mask promises to leave ‘skin noticeably radiant and glowing. It works with the body’s natural moisturising collagen to provide gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer. While providing tighter skin texture and tighter pores, it provides a more youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils.’ And all that from a ten minute application!
There is a whole Glamglow range now, I got the black tube which is the ‘tinglexfolliate ‘ version. I have spent an awful lot of time reading reviews of this product, mainly because of my procrastination over whether to buy or not! For every lover there seems to be quite a strong hater! It’s meant to tingle on application, but I’ve read a lot of reviewers saying it’s more of a burn! Ouch! Lots of people say it’s definitely not for sensitive skin. So here goes!
I applied after my usual Liz Earle cleanse and polish and tone routine. First up I don’t know whether it was my tube or not, but this stuff is weird! It came out looking like mud with seaweed in it? I’ve not read anywhere else that this is how it appears! I went with it and applied only to my t-zone. It’s mud with a micro-exfoliator in. The good news? I didn’t get any tingle or burn really, it wasn’t uncomfortable in the slightest. To be honest it felt like quite a standard mud mask with some micro-beads included. It wasnt overly scented, quite a pleasant standard product fragrance, not like a Dead Sea mud or a highly synthetic product, something in between.
I rinsed off after ten minutes or so (it does dry on the skin) My skin felt lovely and clean, and definitely exfoliated. I used my trusty muslin cloth to get all the product off completely. To be honest, I wasn’t left blown away by this product, or wowed by the results. The blackheads on my nose haven’t disappeared miraculously!
Loves – it’s a standard mud mask with an exfoliator, pleasantly scented
Not so Loves – £40 for a pretty standard mud mask, oh please!
Overall – No I won’t be forking out £40 for a full size, and yes I’m happy I got to try this relatively cheaply in a beauty box with other products! Don’t bother! Get yourself a lovely mud mask and exfoliate regularly, less than half the price for the same results! Probably!